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CASE REPORT

Position of the Embolized Atrial Septal Defect Device Matters in Retrieval and Safe Outcome

Reena Nebu, Renu L Upadhyay, Sanjeeta R Umbarkar, Manjula S Sarkar

Keywords : Amplatzer septal occluder, Aortic rim, Atrial septal defect, Device embolization, Main pulmonary artery

Citation Information : Nebu R, Upadhyay RL, Umbarkar SR, Sarkar MS. Position of the Embolized Atrial Septal Defect Device Matters in Retrieval and Safe Outcome. Res Inno in Anesth 2019; 4 (1):21-22.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10049-0063

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Percutaneous device closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) is an alternative to traditional surgical closure. Various advantages of percutaneous correction are less invasive, early recovery, less hospital stay. Yet the complications such as arrhythmia, cardiac tamponade, and device embolization cannot be ignored. We report a case of ASD device embolization in case of ostium secondum ASD with deficient aortic rim. The embolized device was stuck in the main pulmonary artery at bifurcation in the vertical position, which required surgical intervention for retrieval.


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